Saturday, February 16, 2008

Ribbon & Paper & Toys, OH MY!!

Well, after spending nearly a week in sunny, lovely Anaheim at CHA Winter, I am now convinced that the California Girl in me has re-emerged! I soooo miss the lovely weather!! (I should probably explain that I was born and raised in the Bay Area . . .)

CHA was a mind-boggling, body exhausting experience! Working the booth with all of my lovely friends from Spellbinders (Jeff, Stacey, Kim, Beth, Cathy, Mary, Holly, Heidi, Donya, Michelle, Eli, and the two Jerry's - not to forget Sharon and Linda, who were at the show in other capacities, and our dear Jenn and Jenni, who couldn't be with us this time!) was an experience and a half!! We were busy, busy, busy from sunup to sundown!! In my two-hour daily break I wandered around the Convention with awe and amazement . . . there was sooo much to see and sooo much to absorb! I think my brain is ready to explode!!

So, now it is officially okay to share with you photos of the projects I made for display in the Spellbinders booth. We got to see the new Xcalibur in action, too! Man, oh man!! I sooo want one! No doubt, many of you are going to feel the same!!

This first card was a long time in coming! I made 48 passes through the Wizard to cut out all the components (which I was watching old episodes of "I Love Lucy" no less!) I had a lot of fun with it. I used a Spirellabilities die and the button from the Timeless Heritage die set. I sprinkled the "holes" in the buttons with a little Dazzling Diamond glitter, as they were stuck on with Glue Dots, and the "sticky" part was showing through!

Cardstock: ColorMates – Light Racy Raspberry, Medium Racy Raspberry, Deep Ray Raspberry, Medium Pretty Pink & SU Shimmery White
Ink: Purely Pomegranate
Ribbon: Creative Impressions Lime & White Mini Gingham
Stamp: Words to Live By - Rita Marie
Diecuts: Spellbinders Spirellabilites Petals and Timeless Heritage

Isn't this little peapod just the cutest??? I pulled out my airbrush tool and Copic markers to color it in and spritz the background. I also love the oval shaped Nestabilities! Making shaped cards is now one of my favorite things to do. With all of the many shapes available in the Nesties, I hate to admit that I own almost all of 'em!! I used my Scor-Pal to create the scored lines that run diagonally across the card front.

Cardstock: ColorMates Dark Fairy Tale Pink, Dark Spring Green & SU Shimmery White
Stamp: Sweet Pea in a Pod - Lockhart Company
Ink: Assorted Copic Markers
Ribbon: Lt. Pink grosgrain
Diecuts: Spellbinders Oval Nestabilities (regular and scalloped) and Valentine Sentiments (the little pink hearts)

Here I go again with those darn little "Target" mailboxes! I hate to admit how many I stocked up on LAST year!! I still have a few in my arsenal!! Isn't the paper on this awesome??? It is from "Fancy Pants"! And I went a little bit crazy with the flowers as I LOVE these diecuts! They are so much fun to mix and match!!

Cardstock: Prism Cardstock – BR176-D Tawny, R049-E Brush Red Dark, B561-E Intense Teal and ColorMates Cardstock – Deep Creamy Cocoa
Ribbon/Accessories: Stitched Ribbon – Burgundy w/Cream; ½” Organdy Ribbon – Brown w/Brown Swirls; Mini and Jumbo Round Fasteners – Burgundy all by Creative Impressions
Diecuts: Spellbinders Flower Creations, Cameo & Brooch and Julius Alphabet

This card was done to introduce one of our new "Tag Trios" diecut sets, designed by the ever-amazing Debbie Olson. She rocks and so do these dies! They are perfect for adding little sentiments to your cards, 3D items or whatever! I actually redid this card about three times, as the idea was having a hard time leaping from my head to the paper!!

Cardstock: SU Soft Sky, Fancy Pants Bluebell and Head Over Heels designer paper
Ribbon: May Arts
Ink: Copic markers, sponged basic black
Accessories: Brad and felt flower - Creative Impressions
Stamp: Simply Stated - Fancy Pants
Diecuts: Spellbinders Butterflies 2 and Tag Trio

Last, but certainly not least, I did this candle the night before I left for CHA! It was to showcase yet another one of the new "Tag Trio" diecut sets (there are four new sets in all!). I love stamping on candles! It seems like magic every single time the tissue paper "disappears" into the wax, but the image remains! What fun!

Cardstock: Real Red and Shimmery White
Ink: Copic markers and Spica glitter markers by Copic
Stamps: Simply Stated - Fancy Pants
Ribbon: SU black/white gingham, Offray red/polka dot gingham and black/polka dot gingham
Diecuts: Spellbinders Tag Trio and Bumblebee Flowers

I have some more pictures to share with you of friends I met and a few of the things I saw. Stay tuned and I'll post those in the next couple of days! I think I need a nap!!!


KOstvig said...

Oh so pretty, I am going to have to talk to you about the cndle technique it is so cute I lov ethe pink card the diecuts are perfect it is very cute...So glad you're back hoem a nd a little less busy so we can see more of your designs...

Jenn said...

It all looks great, Wendy! Your work is always so fun. (missed you, too!)

Corie said...

WOW -- everything looks so FANTASTIC

Unknown said...

wow, awesome awesome your work is adoring Wendy wowzer

Becky G said...

Oh my! Everything is fabulous! I realllllllly love that first card, but it must have been very time consuming. So worth the time and effort, though!

Unknown said...

I've just found you via the Inspirational site and WOW love your creations !!